|Suffering for Christ|
Humans Learning to Be Lambs
|Christ suffered more in a few hours |
Thank you will have your entire life. and
Then bore the sins of every human in the
World for all time. Try to be like him
and take your pain with faith andstrength in him.
Revelation 3:17-19 "17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent."
But what of the homeless man? Or the woman who just became divorced from a cheating husband? Or the young boy with a recently deceased father? Or the graduate student who cannot get a job and pay off his debts? Well, they all fall into this "dependent" category, for when they all look to God they can have healing, their eyes can be opened to new job types or different ways to keep up with debt, or maybe they're supposed to realize that their credit scores are not important, the child waiting in faith receives a roof over his head, the woman marries her heart to Christ and the list goes on forever since human need is boundless. And God is like a father, where he provides for his children but his children rarely know what is best, so sometimes our prayers take different shapes.
|Remember you are a sheep, so follow Christ!|
Read this! Faith is developed amidst suffering in
Christ's name, not when you lie on a bed of roses.
When you suffer, immediately give it to Christ in prayer.
You'll realize that it works if you really try and then
you'll be stronger...in Christ! That same problem will
not burden you as much or at all the next time.
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Romans 8:35-39 (NIV)
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[a] 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.